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Gifts for Pilots

 
Gifts for Pilots

BI-PLANE PROPELLER MOUNT A unique twist on displaying your old propeller or antique propeller, this wall mount is designed to look like the front of a WWI fighter plane, complete with dual machine guns peaking over the engine cowling. $195 BOSE A20 AVIATION HEADSET A new headset is a nice surprise for the person wearing […]

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A Goal or a Journey

 
A Goal or a Journey

In June 1968 I was in my second year of Civil Engineering School at the University of Wisconsin, and like the majority of college-age students, what I wanted to do for the rest of my life was still a mystery. One day an advertisement in the local newspaper caught my attention; it was offering airplane […]

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American Flyers Interview with Ian Perkins

 
Ian Perkins

Pilot’s Digest: How long have you wanted to be a pilot, and why? Ian Perkins: I have wanted to be a pilot for as long as I can remember. I remember being on holiday with my family in Ishpeming, Michigan, when I was young. When flying home, we had to take a small multi-engine prop […]

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Cross Country Flying for the Holiday

 
Cross Country

Flying Home for the Holidays…or a Limousine, a Dirt Strip and a Cowboy! Flying for a corporation can be fun, boring and at moments terrifying, but around the end of the year during the holiday season it was always fun. I have written in the past about a flight I was obligated to make each […]

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§91.3 Three Little Sentences

 
Three Little Sentences

BY: STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT When it comes to Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), there is a saying that FAR Part 61 tells you how to get your certificates, and Part 91 tells you how to lose them. Part 61 does, in fact, tell us what the minimum requirements are for earning our various certificates […]

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The Evolution of the Flight Bag

 

When we take a look back in time it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in the world of aviation, from tweed jackets and scarves to iPads and headsets, things couldn’t be more different today. Lets take a look back in history to see where it all changed. 1903 Wright Brothers – First Flight […]

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Featured Staff: Frank Gravina

 
Frank Gravina

Frank Gravina – Ground School Instructor at Morristown, NJ School By: Kasey King, School Director Flight instructing can be challenging, the job requires a lot more than just staying up to date with current rules and regulations. It requires a caring attitude, a passion for the subject, and dedication. These are just a few qualities that […]

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